Good for him.
It's nice to have a President who speaks to us as grown-ups. And doesn't let disagreements within his own party derail him from what he wants to do. The man makes no excuses, he owns up to what he does and acknowledges that he's still got a long way to go.
Good thing he has another 3 years to get even more progressive.
(I bet that just makes the Conservative's heads explode)